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Obituaries

For Monday, August 25, 2014


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John Ah Choy
June 27, 2014
John "Pops" Ah Choy, 94, of Waikiki, a retired Hawaiian Electric troubleshooter, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Ricky, David and Michael; daughters Susanne Young, Judy Bell, Elaine Wong and Linda Chelewski; brothers Manny, Ernest, Joseph, Stephen, Richard and Raymond; sisters Alice De Luz and Veronica Jenkins; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Beachside celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kuhio Beach, Waikiki. Paddle-out: 9:30 a.m.

Margaret Kalama Aikala-Kahele
Aug. 20, 2014
Margaret Kalama Aikala-Kahele, 48, of Honolulu, a former human resources developer for Care Hawaii, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai sons Johnny-Glenn Ristow and Rico Sanchez; hanai daughters Shuga-Lamour DeErick, Elizabeth Helemao-Rose and Eddie Helemao-Rose; hanai parents Richard and Rose Spragling and Gladys Singleton; father Andy Andresen; brother Earl Chung; sisters Genevieve Pickering, Darryle Woodard, Augustine Nishimura and Jessica Spragling-Iliban; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Dorothy Saeko Amakawa
Aug. 7, 2014
Dorothy Saeko Amakawa, of Honolulu, a retired accounting department employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She has a surviving sister. Private services.

Jina Kim Auger
Aug. 20, 2014
Jina Kim "Kim Jina" Auger, 50, of Honolulu, an actress, died at home. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Kevin D., son Matthew A., mother Bo Ae Kim, brother Jin K. Kim and sisters Jin Sun and Lina Kim. Private services.

Jose Cagaoan Baltazar
July 26, 2014
Jose Cagaoan Baltazar, 78, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter and member of Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Warlita C. "Lita"; son Valentino; daughters Lily Baltazar-Mellor, Olivia Baltazar-Ragasa and Leilani Baltazar-Benito; sisters Estrella Baltazar-Cariaga and Feliza Baltazar-Burigsay; and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Church. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: Noon at Valley of the Temples.

Edna Chiyoko Nakashima Bonomi
July 24, 2014
Edna Chiyoko Nakashima Bonomi, 92, of Honolulu, a retired building manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edward L., brothers Walter and George Nakashima, and sisters Frances Oda and Lillian Haticho. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Feliciano Grospe Echada
Aug. 20, 2014
Feliciano Grospe Echada, 61, of Waipahu, an electrician at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command at Pearl Harbor and retired Navy petty officer first class, died in Waipahu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marina, son Jeremy, daughter Jayme Serna, mother Jacinta, brothers Michael and Marcopolo, sister Teresita Patacsil and four grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Ruth Kimiyo Eckert
Aug. 11, 2014
Ruth Kimiyo Eckert, 92, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Civic Auditorium manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born on Maui. She is survived by husband Robert; sons Curtis, Patrick and Robert Kanekoa, and Mark Eckert; brothers Bob, Hideo and Rudy Arakawa; sisters Yoshimi Kayona, Mildred Miyamoto, Jeanne Gushiken and Sally Fukunaga; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com. Additional information for an obituary printed Saturday.

Antonio Hernando Fiesta
Aug. 2, 2014
Antonio Hernando Fiesta, 69, of Honolulu, a welder helper, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Evelina, son Anthony John, daughter Marvelyn Anne and brothers Alberto, Bernabe, Rudy and Ernesto. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Online condolences: leewardfuneralhome.com.

Lillian Sakae Hamaishi
Aug. 19, 2014
Lillian Sakae Hamaishi, 90, of Honolulu, a retired customer service representative for Hawaiian Electric Co. and Sears Roebuck, died in Manoa Senior Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Carolyn Yoshihara and Amy Y. Monk; brothers George, Walter and Paul Kobayashi; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Judy Inafuku Harvey
Aug. 9, 2014
Judy Inafuku Harvey, 72, of Pearl City died in Portland, Ore. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samson, son Duane, daughter Lisa Keamo, brothers Elmer and Dan Inafuku, sisters Irene Ota and Sharleen Kimura, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Anton Irek
Aug. 19, 2014
Anton "Tony" Irek, 83, of Wailua House Lots, Kauai, a self-employed piano teacher, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Croatia. He is survived by wife Tomasa "Tita"; son Anthony; daughters Shirley Irek, Elizabeth Tholberg and Julia Kearney; brothers Branko and Ivica; sister Ruzica; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life viewing: 8:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kealia Cemetery.

Scott Saturo Ishii
Aug. 19, 2014
Scott Saturo Ishii, 58, of Koloa, Kauai, died at home. He was born in Koloa. He is survived by mother Yoshino Ishii, brother Patrick and sister Sheila Hoota. No services. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Sarah Momi Kauai
Aug. 8, 2014
Sarah Momi Kauai, 75, of Waimanalo, a retired city bus driver, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Danford, Daniel and Theodore; daughters Tedline "Nani" Paaaina and Darlene "Momi" Aipa; brother Arch Naeole; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

Harry Kiyoshi Kawamoto
July 21, 2014
Harry Kiyoshi Kawamoto, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department lieutenant and former Hawaii Protective Association operations manager, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lily K.; sons Rick and Ross Kawamoto, and Herbert Nakamura; daughter Cora Hasegawa; hanai mother Flora Y. Horita; sister Ethel Kishi; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sandra Mehtala
Aug. 8, 2014
Sandra Mehtala, 53, Waimea, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Washington state. She is survived by mother Ila M. Bender, brothers Brad and Mike, and sister Debbie Turner. Services to be held at a later date.

Lola Brown Meyer
Aug. 20, 2014
Lola Brown Meyer, 100, of Kailua, a former waitress at the Moana Hotel and Spencecliff Restaurants, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Tanner "Joe" and William "Willie," 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Service pending. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Susumu Mizoguchi
July 26, 2014
Susumu Mizoguchi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired machinist for Hawaiian Tuna Packers and Boiler Maker Blacksmith and an Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Doris, son Dr. Kevin Mizoguchi, daughter Lori, sister Satsuki and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Ronson Drake Morita
July 28, 2014
Ronson Drake Morita, 57, of Eleele, Kauai, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Shizuko, brother Derek D. and sister Kelijene R.M. Tengan. Private services.

Bessie Kimie Naruto
July 30, 2014
Bessie Kimie Naruto, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Makakilo. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Stephen, daughter Beverly Lee and three grandchildren. Private services.

Stanley Takanori Onishi
Aug. 5, 2014
Stanley Takanori Onishi, 63, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by wife Cynthia H., son Royce, daughter Carolyn Harris, brothers Eikichi and Takeo, sisters Nancy Oshiro and Fumiko Takashima, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m.

Elisabeth Oshiro
Aug. 17, 2014
Elisabeth Oshiro, 83, of Mililani died in Mililani. She was born in Regensburg, Germany. She is survived by sons Michael, Daniel R. and James Y.; daughter Kathryn E. Arakawa; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waipio Grace Brethren Church, 95-035 Waimakua Drive, Mililani. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Theodore Guzman Ragasa
July 16, 2014
Theodore Guzman "Teddy" Ragasa, 69, of Pearl City, a Rainbow Lanai server at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marites, sons Darren and Eric, daughter Rica M., brother Cresencio G. and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Vicente Diniega Ramelb
July 19, 2014
Vicente Diniega Ramelb, 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired shop foreman supervisor at Schofield Barracks Motor Pool and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Christina; sons Robert "Bobby" and Edward "Eddie"; daughters Bernadette "Bernie" and Elisa Ramelb and Lori Ann Paclib; brothers Benjamin and Liborio; sisters Phyllis Constantino; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Florentino Espiritu Sabado
July 26, 2014
Florentino Espiritu "Tony" Sabado, 69, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in La Union, Philippines. He is survived by wife Remedios G., son Jason G., daughter Florebelle G. and sisters Segundina Villa, Juana Guzman, Sofera Nuesca and Lorenza Tabaniag. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

John Pelon Saclausa
July 12, 2014
John Pelon Saclausa, 83, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Claudia; sons John and Claude Saclausa and Paul, Reuben and Patrick Chang; daughter Paulette Saulk; sister Myrnanette Crider; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Harry Koichi Sasahara
July 16, 2014
Harry Koichi Sasahara, 88, of Aiea, an Army Military Intelligence Service interpreter and retired Sears Service Center TV repair supervisor, died in Aiea. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Barbara H.; sons Stephen C. and Bryan A. Young; daughters Sherie Bronson, Cheryl Yamaguchi and Roxanne "Kea" Young; brother Daniel Sasahara; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/aloha attire. No flowers.

Jason Kitoshi Sato
Aug. 2, 2014
Jason Kitoshi Sato, 65, of Mililani, an architect, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Aileen K., son Jared T., daughter Alisa K. and brother Melvin A. Private services.

Tsuruko Senaga
Aug. 7, 2014
Tsuruko Senaga, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Malia Hawaii seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gary K.; daughters Lydia M. Morikawa, Lynn S. Kitamura, Carol N. Nakamura and Janet H. Khil; 13 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Private services.

Jeanne Mieko Steiger
Aug. 19, 2014
Jeanne Mieko Steiger, 95, of Honolulu, a teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Keith, daughter Kathi S. Marciniak, sister Patricia Masuda, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Craig Mitsuro Tatsuyama
July 14, 2014
Craig Mitsuro Tatsuyama, 65, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Community College custodian and former manager and buyer for the Ritz Stores, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Dennis and Randall. Private services. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

Dolores Thompson
Aug. 17, 2014
Dolores Thompson, 82, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by sons Preston, Eric and Carl Fawcett; brother Tommy; sisters Lorraine Nemec, Laverne Ealdivia and Gloria Thompson; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshie Tomita
Aug. 18, 2014
Yoshie Tomita, 93, of Kailua-Kona, a seamstress, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Imperial Valley, Calif. She is survived by son Gene, brothers Hoshi and Teruzo Tanida, sisters Katsuko Yamada, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Haruko Torigoe
July 15, 2014
Haruko Torigoe, 87, of Mililani, a retired waitress, died in Mililani. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Sandra Torigoe and Sharon Marciel, and a grandchild. Private services.

Grace Augusta Usher
Aug. 19, 2014
Grace Augusta Usher, 99, of Kailua, a retired government employee as well as an employment agency owner, died in Kailua. She was born in Bucyrus, Ohio. She is survived by son Ronald Staton, stepson Ronald, stepdaughter Janet Elliot, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com.

Martha Walstrum
Aug. 15, 2014
Martha Walstrum, 88, of Hauula, a retired television producer and director, died in Hauula. She was born in Indiana. She is survived by daughters Eve and Sally. Private services.






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